My educational path has been directed by my passion for equity. As a sociology major, economics minor and a selected scholar in the Community Action and Public Policy certificate program, I have critically examined systemic inequality, specifically with regards to families, youth, and education.
Since joining the research team in summer 2015, I have assisted with research design, interviewing youth, data management and analysis, and writing.
I have focused on the impact education policy has on the lived experiences of youth, with hopes that our work will allow their voices to be heard and be justly considered by social policy makers.
Currently, I am writing an honors thesis from this data about the impact of racial/ethnic school 'choice' programs on youth's friendships.
With your sponsorship, I will be able to continue my work during the summer of 2016.